Educational Policy and Evaluation (PhD)

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The most innovative and effective educators stretch. They're relentless. They suspect that there's always a better way---and they find it. Those who attend graduate programs at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College receive best-in-class preparation that allows them to harness and create knowledge, mobilize people and take action to improve education. These master's degree and doctoral programs prepare graduates to thrive in their careers and take leadership positions in advancing the world's most important profession.

The PhD program in educational policy and evaluation prepares scholars who teach and conduct rigorous, high-impact and transdisciplinary research on education policy that advances our collective understanding of preK-20 education.

David Garcia
Associate Professor

Doctoral students in the educational policy and evaluation program engage in systematic analyses of education policies in a variety of settings, including schools, universities, research centers, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

The program emphasizes intensive training in the theory, methods and practice of education policy research and evaluation and an area of specialization.

Educational policy and evaluation students work closely with nationally and internationally recognized faculty members on collaborative and independent research projects that result in policy briefs, reports, scholarly articles and engagement in education policy. The program also provides opportunities for internships in applied settings and varied experiences in scholarly publishing.

Students are expected to engage in the doctoral program full time. Funding packages that include a competitive stipend, tuition remission and health insurance are available. These funding packages can be renewed each year, if students make satisfactory progress, for a total of four years. A limited number of additional awards will be available for outstanding students.

Applications for this program are accepted September through December 1 for students starting the following year.


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